Education & Career

Becoming a CDE®

Find more information on eligibility requirements for becoming a CDE® with the NCBDE. 

Don't have enough experience to sit for the CDE® exam? Consider a certificate course with the AADE Career Path Certificate Program for Diabetes Self-management Education.


CDE® Prep Tools

CDE Preperation
Pass your upcoming CDE® exam with a variety of professionally designed tools by AADE.

CDE® Test Prep Toolkit

Basic Edition 

Learn at your own pace using a combination of study guides and practice tests. Includes: 
- The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference, 3rd Edition 
- Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator® Exam

Standard Edition 

The Basic Edition toolkit plus: 
- AADE Quick Guide to Medications, 5th Edition Best Seller! 
- Dictionary of Diabetes Education

CORE Concepts® Course

Live Course

Consider one of our live CORE Concepts® Courses to help prepare for the CDE® exam. Over three days, attendees can will earn up to 24 CE while exploring the fundamentals of diabetes education.

Online Course

Over nine weeks, participants are guided through the basis of diabetes education. Facilitated discussions and a communication forum allow for easy interaction among registrants and the instructors. Plan to spend 4-5 hours per week on course material and earn 22 CE. 

*The use of AADE products does not guarantee successful passage of the CDE exam. CDE is a registered mark owned by NCBDE. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE exam.
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